Michael Beynon wearing a mencap top and holding a union flag

Mining for Gold

Michael Beynon was born with Down’s syndrome and vision impairment. He has always wanted his own business to try and earn a living on his own.

In October 2018 Michael founded COALPIT Welsh Cakes. Inspired by his towns history and his great grandmothers recipe he created a modern twist on the traditional Welsh Cakes.

“Having Down’s syndrome doesn’t define me, it is just a label that people like using. I’m Michael: friendly, kind, caring and hardworking.” Michael Beynon